Sun22Apr20189:15 & 11:00 AMSanctuary
Service Leaders: Rev. Chris Bell, Aphrodite Bellochio, Deb Mason
Music by: Alan Bell & the UUsual Suspects, Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Breakfast For Our Neighbors
Amidst all the turmoil of our lives and our nation, we will celebrate Earth’s powers and recommit to our stewardship of Her natural systems of life and evolution, if for only the selfish reason of wanting our great-grandchildren to be born into a hospitable planet. We will also perform a commissioning ceremony for our new team of Lay Chaplains, who have been called to extend our pastoral care to our members.
Sun29Apr20189:15 & 11:00 AMSanctuary
Service Leaders: Rev. Dara Olandt, Scott Miller, Deb Mason
Music by: Robert Howseman & the UUsual Suspects, Roger Corman
Share the Basket: The Sonoma County Multiple Sclerosis Group
What is risky about transformation? In a complex world, how, why, and from where does hope emerge? Can beauty be found in brokenness? Today we conclude our discussions of transformation and resurrection by exploring where possibilities for positive individual and collective growth are unfolding within and around us. All are welcome for this service of inquiry and celebration.
Rev. Dara Olandt is a life-long UU who presently serves as Chaplain/Director of Spiritual and Religious Life and Chaplain at Mills College in Oakland, CA. There, she works with emerging social justice leaders on strategies for sustaining activism and supporting religious pluralism. Dara has served congregations in California and Virginia, including the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Blacksburg, VA and the UU Fellowship of Visalia, CA. She graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry in 2010. Dara also serves on the steering committee for Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), an interfaith justice network in Oakland. Her child, Micah, and husband, Peter, keep her laughing most days.
Sun06May20189:15 & 11:00 AMSanctuary
Service Leaders: THE UUCSR YOUTH GROUP, with Rev. Chris Bell & Deb Mason
Music by: Sally Jones & the UUsual Suspects, Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Positive Images
In his Berry Street Essay of 2012, Rev. Fred Muir warned against a “Trinity of Errors” that keeps UUism from appealing to the masses. The first is: “a persistent, pervasive, disturbing and disruptive commitment to individualism that misguides our ability to engage the changing times.” Today our youth respond, sharing their experiences creating a beloved community of UU young people, both in our congregation and with the Young Religious UUs of the Pacific (YRUUP).
Following 11 am serviceBoard Room, UUCSR
Advocates for Social Justice
Positive Images provides support and advocacy to Sonoma County’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and intersex youth and young adults, ages 12-24, and educates the greater community. We envision a Sonoma County where all youth are valued, compassionate community members, creating a just society.
Many at UUCSR are familiar with Positive Images, but it has been awhile since we have had an update about what is happening there recently. Our Speaker will be Jessica Carroll who is the new Director of Programs. She will tell us about the services and programs that Positive Images currently provides as well as bringing along some special guests who will be sharing their stories and will be available to answer your questions about themselves and the role that Positive Images has in their lives.